Forest ThreatNet

Volume 10, Issue 3 - July/August 2016

Eastern Threat Center and Northern Arizona University Celebrate a Graduation Milestone

Serra_Hoagland_NAU_commencement.jpgSerra Hoagland has worked part-time as a biological scientist with the Eastern Threat Center while completing course work at Northern Arizona University (NAU) and her graduate research project: an assessment of the Mexican spotted owl (a threatened species) and forest treatments on tribal and adjacent national forest lands. Center Director Danny Lee and several Center scientists have supported Serra in this ongoing research to address issues of forest health and wildland fire risk—findings that are important for the Forest Service as well as tribal communities. In May, she became the first Native American female to receive a Ph.D. in forestry from NAU. NAU President Rita Hartung Cheng mentioned Serra and her achievements during a commencement speech. Read more in CompassLive and a recent Faces of the Forest Service feature.

Pictured: NAU President Cheng congratulates Serra Hoagland at the commencement ceremony on May 13. Photo by Grad Images.

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